ONA Weekly #33

By on November 12, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 33

What 100+ Challenge Fund projects taught us

Last week, we opened applications for the second round of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, which will award $35,000 microgrants to journalism educators. Looking for tips on what makes a great application? ONA’s Director of Operations Irving Washington shares insights on what made the first round of winners stand out from the crowd.

Legal updates

ONA joined briefs drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, one focused on Fourth Amendment challenges to the federal government’s bulk collection of telephone records; and signed on to a coalition letter to the Department of Justice on including the treatment of journalists in its investigation into police conduct in Ferguson, Mo.

Upcoming Events

Fresh jobs!

Our Career Center has dozens of opportunities for journalists, academics and digitally minded professionals, all available for free viewing. New postings include:

ONA opp: free tickets to NYC ‘Conversations’

The first 10 members of the ONA community to register using the code ONAFRIENDCOMP will receive free admission to the second Daily News Innovation Lab “Conversations” on Nov. 19 in New York. The event will feature senior editors and innovation leaders from the AP, New York Daily News, The New York Times, Time Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. Register here. Members of the ONA community can receive 25 percent off registration (until capacity is reached) using the code ONAFRIEND25. 

What we’re reading:

Some recent posts we’ve highlighted on the ONA Issues Tumblr:

Jeremiah Patterson

Jeremiah was ONA's Digital Manager from 2012 to the fall of 2016 and was responsible for ONA's collection of websites, including journalists.org, conference websites, the membership center, awards platforms and more. Before joining ONA, he served as a web producer and content developer at The Wildlife Society, maintaining the organization’s website, email marketing and other online services. An Ohio native and media enthusiast, Jeremiah grew up with a deep interest in video production and graphic design. He now focuses in user experience and human-centered design.